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July 13, 2011 Green jobs pay better as clean-tech sector boomsSource: USA Today
SAN FRANCISCO — The green jobs movement is putting more greenbacks in workers' pockets. Clean-tech jobs offered median wages 20% higher across the United States in 2010, according to a report released today from researchers...
Source: Christian Science Monitor
A House bill to roll back energy-efficiency standards that would phase out cheap but inefficient incandescent light bulbs by next year fell short of the supermajority it needed to pass Tuesday.
July 12, 2011 Sustainability Seals the Deal: Ford Recycles Tires and Soybean Oil in the Engine CompartmentSource: Sacramento Bee
Ford and supplier Recycled Polymeric Materials (RPM) have found a way to put discarded tires to good use. By combining recycled tires with bio-renewable content, they are delivering environmentally friendly seals and gaskets for...
July 11, 2011 Electric Cars May Need NoisemakersSource: Scientific America
That's the future sound filling city streets. If President Obama has his way there will be one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. This week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started a process to...
July 8, 2011 Shedding light on new bulbsSource: Chicago Tribune
Few topics get Spending Smart readers more lit up than light bulbs. That was never more true than the response to a column earlier this year on the phasing out of traditional incandescent light bulbs and saving money by switching...
Source: Street Blog.org
New York has launched a new online platform, called Change By Us, meant to support local activism across the city. The first topic being tackled: How to make New York City greener. The site gives New Yorkers a forum to submit...
July 6, 2011 Fedex Busy Greening Its Large FleetSource: Earth Techling
Fedex, which earlier this year committed to the greening of its massive fleet of delivery trucks as a partner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Clean Fleets Partnership, looks to be holding true to its word. The...
Source: Turkish Weekly
The report was based on a joint study by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, the UN Environment Program and the Bloomberg New Energy Finance news service. It was released Tuesday in Frankfurt, Germany. The ...
San Francisco grabbed the mantle of “greenest” major city in the U.S. and Canada Green City Index, with New York, Seattle, Denver and Boston rounding out the top five U.S. cities. The unique study conducted by the Economist...
Source: NY Times
When Leon Panetta was sworn in this morning as the 23rd secretary of Defense, he inherited a force that is more fuel-dependent than ever -- a fact that those inside the Pentagon increasingly say underlies the budgetary and...
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